Chapter 7Fraud, Internal Control, and Cash

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Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

1 Define fraud and internal control.

2 Identify the principles of internal control activities.

3 Explain the applications of internal control principles to cash receipts.

4 Explain the applications of internal control principles to cash disbursements.

5 Describe the operation of a petty cash fund.

6 Indicate the control features of a bank account.

7 Prepare a bank reconciliation.

8 Explain the reporting of cash.

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Feature Story

Minding the Money in Moose Jaw

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